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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics, B.A.

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Major Requirements

The Physics B.A. consists of nine physics courses and five mathematics courses. The Physics B.S. requires an additional 12 credits of physics electives. The Physics B.A. and the Physics B.S. requirements include the completion of a minimum of 54 and 66 credits, respectively, in courses that satisfy major requirements. All program requirements can be met within the 124 credit numerical requirement, with room for several free electives, as noted here .



Interdepartmental Contract Majors

The fundamental nature and quantitative aspects of physics make it a natural framework for the construction of a wide range of interdisciplinary “interdepartmental contract majors.” Students interested in this option should discuss the possibilities with a member of the physics department.

Education Certification

The Physics B.A. or B.S. with a double major in Education provides Merrimack students the opportunity to graduate with initial licensure to teach physics in grades 8-12. Students interested in a teaching career should connect with an advisor from the School of Education as soon as possible.

Embedded Controller Concentration

Embedded controllers are the relatively small, inexpensive, low power microprocessors found in a vast array of devices ranging from mobile phones to washing machines to automobiles. Students who complete this concentration will have learned how to design, build, and test simple embedded controller systems. The necessary programming and circuitry principles and techniques learned along the way are valuable in their own right.

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